Based on a mythical hoofed creature, Fiery Qilin is a Chinese-themed slot from 2 by 2 Gaming. It’s played using a 5 reel, 243 ways to win game engine but expanding wilds can expand that so there are 576 ways to win. This feature heavy game also comes added wilds, win spins and 3 free spin rounds. Play, on all devices, from between 30p and £30 per spin.

There’s a very traditional feel to the design in Fiery Qilin – with a river valley in the background, the reels include A to 10 values alongside coins, jade ornaments, a mountain top and a traditional temple building. The best payer is the woman with the umbrella who awards 33.33 times stake if you land 5 on adjacent reels.

There’s also a wild which replaces everything bar the scatter – when the wild lands on reel 3, it triggers the Super Expanding Wild feature. This expands reels 2, 3 and 4 from 3 rows to 4 rows high and in the process increases the number of ways to win to 576. The original wild on reel 3 will also expand and turn the whole if the reel wild.

Qilin can run across the reels on any spin and deliver 1 of the following random features:

  • Wild Reel feature – 1 of the middle 3 reels will expand so it’s 4 high. A wild will then fill that reel and a new payout calculation is made.
  • Random Wild feature – Qilin drops a selection of wilds randomly onto the reels.
  • Scatter Respin feature – this is activated on a spin where you land 2 scatters. A third reel spins to give you another shot at triggering the Free Spin Bonus.
  • Magical Win feature – a losing spin will magically transform into a winner.

Landing 3 scatters on the middle 3 reels triggers the Free Spin Bonus – choose from the 3 envelopes to reveal which one you’ll receive:

  • Super Expanding Wild Free Spins feature – here you’ll get 5 free spins with the Super Expanding Wild hitting on reel 3 on each of them. Prizes of up to 540 times your stake can be won here on each free spin.
  • Wild Reels Free Spins feature – pick this one and you’ll get 8 free spins. 1 of reels 2, 3 or 4 will become an expanding, extended wild on each free spin. Awards of 2,133 times your stake are possible here on each free spin.
  • Double Super Expanding Wild Free Spins feature – 10 free spins are awarded here. The Super Expanding Wild feature hits more regularly than the base game here. When this wild forms part of a winner, the payout is doubled. Again, prizes of 2,133 times your stake are possible here on each free spin.

When you trigger 1 of the free spin features, you’ll receive a golden turtle. Once you’ve got all 3 turtles, you’ll get to choose which free spin round you like. This is known as the Golden Turtle feature.

2 by 2 Gaming has packed in plenty of extras here making it a good pick if you like lots of variety from your bonus features. The design is simple but rather nicely done, especially in conjunction with the catchy backing track. There’s a huge range of Chinese-themed slots on the market. With its unusual theme and wide selection of features, Fiery Qilin is a very playable one and certainly worth a look if you enjoy taking a virtual trip to China.